We must assume Kleon Papadimitriou has the backside of a rhino – not in size, of course – but in toughness.
I have never fully appreciated the need for pubs, probably because my visits to them have been infrequent; rare, some might say.
It was JD Salinger, in The Catcher In The Rye, who wrote: “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”
Has the coronavirus lockdown muddled the minds of local politicians?
Former England striker Peter Crouch’s assessment of professional footballers won’t go down well in the changing rooms of clubs up and down the country.
Was Kate Forbes blindfolded when she signed off the new pay deal for Scottish Government civil servants?
Pictures of lengthy car queues at those temples of fast food, McDonald’s, prompts the question: What will it be like when the pubs reopen?
What was STV thinking in posting the pro-Nicola Sturgeon video on social media where a series of script-perfect children praised her for keeping them safe amid the Covid-19 outbreak?
Dear Dom, Being a contrary kind of guy, I refused to join the feeding frenzy over your 250-mile Thelma and Louise road trip from London to County Durham on the basis you put your family first, as I would have done.
I have rediscovered the glorious Hazlehead Park during the lockdown, taking evening strolls to blow away the cobwebs gathered during self-isolation.
There are a number of worrying aspects surrounding the Nike conference in Edinburgh, where Scotland’s coronavirus difficulties began, and why those infected by the delegate who had Covid-19 were not tracked down.
How sad life must be for those countless consumers who felt the need to queue in their cars for a drive-thru burger or a coffee.
Keith Wyness, the former chief executive at Aberdeen FC and never afraid to speak his mind could be right in predicting that Scottish football might reconstruct itself into just two leagues.
I was reminded this week of just what a superb analyst Jock Stein was when someone tweeted an interview I did with the ex-Celtic boss on the night in Sweden known to all Aberdeen FC fans quite simply as “Gothenburg”.
Ryanair, that most beloved of airlines, tell us it plans to reinstate some of its flights in July.
There is only so much excitement you can take as now, with palpitations at full thrust, we have to wait for the last instalment in the current series, with a council decision next Wednesday.
What was that saying about school being the “happiest days of your life”?
Has Ryanair reached a Gerald Ratner moment in its short-ish history?
Had not Donald Dewar pestered the life out of Tony Blair, a devolved Scottish Parliament might never have materialised.
A plethora of the famous, lesser known and others who wouldn’t be recognised outwith their own living room have come out in support of Aberdeen FC’s bid for a new stadium.
The Great Aberdeen Run underlined why the city council is right to attract high-profile events – although they have the impact they deserve only if the weather god answers prayers.
The death of Sir Bruce Forsyth, who topped the bill at the London Palladium and the Cloverleaf at Bucksburn, has prompted tales of his week-long Aberdeen stay.
The messages are mixed; support is divided.
The Scottish Government is taking a summer breather from running around in circles shouting their most overused words, referendum and Brexit.
An opera had its world premiere in the lounge carriage of the Aberdeen to London sleeper train on Monday.
Should MPs and MSPs have second jobs?
It was Napoleon who described us as a nation of shopkeepers.
David Welch was someth-ing of a horticultural visionary.
How high can a firefighter's ladder reach?
Why is there a reluctance to hold two Aberdeen City Council by-elections?